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From: Hannah Deshler Vom Appleridge
Hello Annette and Taylor!
First I want to tell you how much we miss you guys and I really enjoy seeing how well the training is going on Taylor’s FB page!
My big news is that I, along with my dad – Kevin, have become the newest members of a local SAR unit here in Minnesota called NorthStarsar - http://www.northstarsar.com/. I have begun initial training and they think I will be really good at cadaver and wide area search. Let me know what you think? It will be a lot of work and testing but I plan on being the best SAR dog in the country!
So that’s my “big” update. I will keep you posted as things move along.
Oh, I was also part of a premier opening event for the Movie “Max”. Even though Max is a Belgian Malinois, the theatre owners wanted us to participate in the opening to show support for our SAR team and helped us raise money for our non-profit unit.
Check out my pics!
Licks and kisses,
My hubby and I are part of the Canadian Appleridge group. We have had 3 Appleridge girls over the years. Our first girl Sheba we got in August of 1996. I had never had a dog before, although hubby grew up with German Shepherds. Annette was fabulous and matched us with Sheba, who was an awesome girl, laid back and sweet! She was easy for me to train and handle. We miss her so much. Next came Kayla! She was a handful! No problem-Annette had us out for training once a week and it transformed Kayla into an obedient and wonderful companion! She was amazingly smart and intuitive! Then we acquired her Mom-Appleridge's Lucky Emma after she was done her breeding with Annette. Emma has a temperament like Sheba. She is very laid back and sweet. She goes with the flow and takes life as it comes. We lost Kayla a year ago and we miss her so much. Emma is now 14 and doesn't hear or see very well. Her back end is a little wobbly, but she gets around ok with our guidance. She still adores her walks. When she leaves us we will again get another baby from Annette. They are all so amazing-beautiful, smart, intuitive, the best companions. Even though we are approaching our mid 60's we can't imagine not having a fabulous Appleridge girl in our life. Thanks Annette! Our babies truly were a Gift from God!
Hiedi - Busy Day Yesterday- Doing Great
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with us yesterday. Your dogs are amazing and we really fell in love with the puppy. We would like to name him Percy.
Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Let us know when you are ready to have us come back and visit the puppy. We can hardly wait.
Thanks so much,
Shiloh " Love my pup-pup ".
Caesar - A handsome Oscar son.........
Becky & Chance - 10 years and still loving life together!
Troy is a Movie Star here, from being on the news. I love him, he's totally AMAZING! My trainer will be sending more people to Appleridge when they are looking for a service dog. Nick
Loving Tribute to Hawk who passed at 13 years young .
Thanks for my baby Oscar....... (Oscar & Calypso)
Thanks for Larkin.... got some more titles, hope you like the picture!
We love her...she's is perfect.......thanks so much Annette!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.... furry and festive Love, Puthon family and the animal kingdom xx
I have attached a beautiful picture of Kali with our granddaughter (in case if you need additional advertising on your website lol) that I think really captures the trust and gentleness of your dogs! Karsyn was only a few weeks old here and Kali became her instant guardian and companion and was completely trustworthy around her.
You mentioned liking pics of the dogs with kids for those who may be hesitant...this says a lot ! Lol Brewer is such a good boy!
Good Morning Annette,
> I finally got a copy of the training video that I can play on my mac. I put it in this morning and started to listen and watch. Nika went nuts. She knows your voice and ran from door to door looking for you and crying....she got so upset I turned it off. She is still crying about it. I am impressed. They really don't forget and what a response. I think I will have to use headphones to listen for a while. The videos are very helpful even just the little I saw for they show the tone of voice and the excitement used in training.
> I would highly recommend your Angel training for anyone getting a puppy especially a GSD. If they weren't so darn cute as puppies I would recommend that they stay even longer and get more training. Nika is by far the easiest puppy I have worked with and it isn't just the commands she has learned. When you prepare them in Angel training I believe the most important thing they learn is HOW to learn. They are used to getting commands and they learn to respond. They know that something is being asked of them and they do their best to try to understand and do what you are asking. Everything is done in such a positive way that the puppy becomes confident and secure in their responses. There is no fear of reprisal.
> Thank you so much for all you have done for her. She is amazing.
> Thank you for giving her such a great start.
Just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for your hospitality when we were in Tennessee last week. It was a pleasure meeting you, Tom, Eric, and Nicole. I hope Tom is feeling better and will be fully recovered soon.
Our drive home went very well. It took us about 14 hours as we stopped every couple of hours so that Lexi could stretch her legs and relieve herself. She was a very good girl the entire time. She didn't even freak out the first time she had to go in snow. We kept her in a box, with low sides, on the back seat and John and I took turns being with her while the other one drove. It was 14 hours of quality bonding time. :) We fed her two smaller meals on the way up and made sure she drank water often. Even the border crossing was a great experience. From the time we arrived at the Peace Bridge until we were on the QEW was less than 5 minutes. The customs officer looked at our passports and at Lexi's paperwork and sent us on our way. Absolutely no hassle. She must be a dog lover.
By the way, all of our concerns about Lexi were for naught. She has adapted to her new surroundings perfectly. She doesn't much like the cold and all the snow (if she's anything like Tobi, that will change when she's bigger) but that just makes her Canadian. :) She is as loving, friendly, and playful a puppy as we could have hoped for. She absolutely adores our two daughters and loves playing with them.
Anyway, once again, thanks for all your help in selecting Lexi. We are truly enjoying our time with her so far and look forward to many years ahead.
Daniela and John
Happy Appleridge Puppy Families
(thanks for the pictures, keep them coming)
Family Dogs that Love their lives with Children
at 15 + yrs of age ....."RIP...DAKOTA..."Appleridges Your the One"
Peacefully at his home Dakota passed away, you will be soooo missed and will never forget you. You were the best friend anybody could ask for...we will love you forever and for always, forever in our hearts, Love Mom and Dad, Aunt Kelly and Uncle Steve.....XOXOXO"
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Annette, thought you'd enjoy this one!
Baron is adjusting well, we are building his trust and being patient while he gets used to his new family. He is such a well behaved boy.
I have kept Dianne up to date and wanted to thank you for your kind words and support. I will always think of Copper in a fond way, I still miss him so much but Baron is helping us all heal.
from Knoxville, TN to Ingersoll, Ontario all across America, over 36 years dedicated to you!
Oh Ms Wendy, what did you do, dear. Wait till grandma see's a picture of this!
Good news! Wendy got a perfect health report :-) and didn't have a fever when I took her in (although I swear she ha one earlier lol). She weighed in at 13.5lbs. Thanks for your quick responses! I suppose I was just being overly cautious haha
took this picture this week when Shelby and were out for a walk........gosh i love my girl...............ck
THANK you for the best dog ever! She is awesome. the Howell's
From Knoxville Tennessee to Woodstock, Ontario, Canada decades of dedication to all of you!
Hi grandma , Baylee and AJ
Trooper What a Great Dog!
German Shepherds that love their families !
Such a sweet puppy. So very calm, great temperament.
Thank you so much! My wife brought him to work for me to see.
I am so happy we got from you and your awesome kennel!
Thank you SO MUCH for letting us get pictures of Shyloh with her birth parents. What a magnificent experience. I?ve attached the pictures of Shyloh with Shimmer and Boss.
It?s amazing to see how tall Shyloh is compared to her Mom and Dad. Shyloh looks so much like her Dad but has the softness of her Mom?s face. I?m still impressed that you were able to look at a 4 week old puppy and know that she would look like her dad.
We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Appleridge family and can?t express how much joy and love that Shyloh brings into our lives every day.
Wishing you all the Best!
Judy and Paul and Daisy and Shyloh
Butler Havanna baby, Bear - arriving at new home and getting a new stuffy
Great!!!, Bob showed us everything you showed him, and we have been
doing exactly what you said to do...... He is doing much better....
he layed on his mat tonight in our Family Room and just relaxed..
.yes relaxed...he never even tried to get up...then after we
released him, he went into his kennel( no prompting from us)
layed down and slept with the door open for an hour and a half....
Kayla and I baked Cupcakes today for Bobs Birthday and Buck sat
on the area rug in the kitchen while we baked and chewed on his hoof...
So, you have done a great job and we are soooo grateful...
.we will keep up the things you told Bob like waiting at
the door...all 3 of us make him sit, wait, and sit
there while we open the door...he does it and then we let him come in!
Wow....thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!
Here are the photos from yesterday...
The kids say " thank you"
Lex is doing well. He loves eating Origen and playing with other dogs. Training is going very well. Lex receives compliments wherever he goes. People are very impressed with how calm he is for his age. I tell them it is good breeding. Thank you very much for that:) And people all state how handsome of a dog he is. Even people in my family that are large dog people and very hard to impress, they think he is a wonderful dog. They are usually very negative people but Lex won them over by his temperament, obedience and looks. Thank for such a wonderful addition to our family. Mary
Aaron , Shannon and Baily
Nikki and her boys
Crystal, Chris and Brandy & Winston
Todd, Reece and Carli
Tristen and Phoenix
John and Brandy
Was looking at your website and the twins are
gorgeous and Michael so handsome and the dogs of
course speak for themselves. Hope all is well.
Prince passed away last April 2011 at 13!
Jessie & Quiz
Sonny and brother
Danica and Kodak
Caycie and Precious
Julie and Maverick
Ed and Majic
Michael and Frankie
Azad and Carmen
Zola and Sandy
Tammy and Storm
Jim and Comrade
Steven and Max
Nakita Maltby and family
Diane and Phyre
Tracy and Safari
Cali and Pat
Great Grand "Hart"kids - Matrix x Sky (below)
Atlanta, GA to Birmingham, AL
Appleridge dogs are in every Province and every State not to mention Around the World
Handsome Boomer (below)
Dear Friends & Family,
Wanted to share with you sad news in our house.... Our Honey passed away peacefully & naturally at home on Monday night.
We were so lucky to have known her, so many beautiful memories that will last a lifetime! Our animal kingdom (she and the boys) will never be the same... She was our soul sister!
Andy, Betsy, Bub, Aims & the boys (Fritz, Freddy, Felix, Foxie)